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25 Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas for Kids


Are you looking for ideas to fill kids Easter basket for next weekend? Look no further, here is my list of 25 non-candy Easter basket ideas for kids.

  1. Play-doh
  2. Stuffed animals (chicks, rabbits)
  3. Mini Lego sets
  4. Paint
  5. Stickers
  6. Crayons & markers
  7. Sidewalk chalk
  8. Nail polish
  9. Windmills
  10. Popsicle molds
  11. Balls
  12. Bunny ears
  13. Books
  14. Socks
  15. Band-Aids
  16. Tickets to a local show
  17. Glow sticks
  18. Puppets
  19. Umbrella
  20. Sippy cup or regular themed plastic cup
  21. Chew toys (for the young ones)
  22. Bath toys
  23. Lip glass
  24. Baking kit (include anything from whisks, muffin tins, cake mix and/or spoons)
  25. Gardening kit (include anything from pots, watering cans and/or gardening gloves)

We got our daughter a few of these things on this list. We’ll see if it’s a hit next weekend.

Do you have any more ideas on non-candy Easter basket ideas for kids?


10 Alternatives to Halloween Candy for Trick-or-Treaters


If you’ve been following me on Instagram you would have seen that I was happy when I saw Halloween Play-Doh being sold at Costco (Yes, I know it’s August). I love Halloween and absolutely love the idea of people giving away “things” rather than candy. I know it’s still summer and my daughter is still very young, but I can’t help but think about what we’re going to do when our daughter brings home pillowcases FULL of candy after a night of tick-o-treating in a few years.

First of all, let me start by staying that I love Halloween. I love the tradition of going trick-or-treating, getting dressed up in a costume and carving pumpkins. I think the whole season is fabulous and I look forward to it every year

I’m not a big fan of candy. I get it though, it’s a kid thing… but I can’t see our family eating that much candy. It’s too much. I love the idea of her “things” or healthy alternatives (juice).

Here are a few ideas of cheap, fun things you could give away at Halloween instead of candy:

  1. Play-Doh (as shown above)
  2. Mini containers of bubbles
  3. Plastic creatures (dinosaurs, farm animals, monsters)
  4. Bracelets 
  5. Mini colouring books (with or without crayons)
  6. Mini note pads (with or without pencils and erasers)
  7. Stickers
  8. Costume accessories (vampire teeth, clown noses)
  9. Fake spiders and snakes
  10. Craft kits to DIY monster magnets (I’ll blog about this later in October)

This blogger at Play Eat Grow has some other really great ideas for alternatives to Halloween candy (juice boxes, nail polish, glow stick bracelets). Check out her blog here.

Do you have any ideas? What have you done in the past?